Summary: A full five stars and then some for this little book with a big heart and even bigger belly laugh. Fup is a fairy tale for grown ups and. Fup [jim-dodge] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Hard to find. Fup [Jim Dodge] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Start with Granddaddy Jake Santee, a cantankerous, ninety-nine-year-old coot with a.
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A very well written, poignant story of an old man’s love for his grandson, and a mallard duck who becomes a part of their family. And I’m not a drug mystic.
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Jan 06, Gary Lindsay rated it really liked it. Pigs are the natural enemy of fences. Preview — Fup by Jim Dodge. Tiny’s life was really only marked by one event prior to his making the acquaintance of his grandfather and that was the death of his mother. Amazon Dodgr Stream millions of songs. Dodge is an honerable heir to Vonnegut my sonnow 12, extremely enjoyed “Stone Junction” – the tales are so goofyand the charactors are quite endearing. Return to Book Page.
Fup by Jim Dodge
It’s uplifting to read and hilariously, tea-spittingly funny. Stone Junction was actually Dodge’s first attempt at a novel, begun when the poetry dried up. It is definitely a Reader’s Corner Highly Recommended read. For the next two years he travelled California on horseback. I can say that I certainly read the remaining pages more than once and with much more care than I read the preceding pages and I was certainly motivated to go back to the start to see if there were any clues that I had missed.
Charming, funny and fantastic tale by the Stone Junction author about an old man, his giant grandson and a duck.
The magician of ducks and outlaws
No wonder he stays put! It’s interesting to dosge on them and do some speculation, but the main thing is you have to accept it — take it for what it is, and get on with your getting.
The fourth hour he pitched forward and fell like a sack of wet grain. I actually took it as a journalist when I was against deadlines. I tend to prefer books, or poems, that don’t shout out their morals or use a bludgeon to hammer it into the reader’s mind, but instead whatever there is, is to be found within, present but not explicit, perhaps waiting to be teased out while one is thinking about it later.
Maybe humor is something that dates a book sooner? He has offers to build fences for ranches up and down the country, but Tiny prefers to busy himself with fence-building at home.
I’ll just leave you vodge a quote from the book: This is one of my all time favorite books. And if you want to find out if Granddaddy Jake is truly immortal, if Tiny ever does manage to rid himself of Lockjaw and if Fup Duck learns to fly you’ll just have to read it. So recently I bought 3 more copies so that I could give one away without suffering angst over getting it back.
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As an adult he spent many years living on an almost self-sufficient commune in West Sonoma County, California. Jim Dodge tells a story with flinching shock value and glorious panache. Well dodgr, I shall certainly put it on my list; I may even buy it. Jake Santee has discovered the secret to immortality: A beautiful book given to me by Kyley Felix for Christmas.
The humour is what I liked best about this novella.
Fup’s life was also only marked by a single event which immediately preceded his first encounter with Tiny.